Fairfax County Weekender


Workhouse Arts CenterFriday, Jan. 6: Art Start

The weekend begins with the opening of "New Works" at the Workhouse, featuring art created by the center's own instructors, students and staff.  (An opening reception featuring live music will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.) 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.  Free. For information call 703-495-0001.

Saturday, Jan. 7: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring will be here before you know it.  Get ready with help from Elin Haaga and Betsy Washington, George Washington Landscape Design instructors, presenting two lectures on Garden Design: "What Kind of Garden Do You Want?" and "Garden Bones." In this double session, look at and discuss different garden styles and learn how to create the structure of the garden: paths, patios, pergolas and more. 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Green Spring Gardens. $35/person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Also on Saturday:

Airborne Comedians: Enjoy gravity-defying entertainment as the Airborne Comedians juggle electric guitars, lawn chairs and other seemingly non-juggleables. This pair is a sure bet to make you laugh. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.  $20 ($15/McLean Community Center Tax District residents.) For information call 703-790-0123.

Woodpecker Watch: As they drum and drill on trees, woodpeckers are ridding our yards and woodlands of ants, wasps and grubs. Watch a variety of woodpeckers on the suet feeders at Huntley Meadows. Learn how to attract them to your yard and, hopefully, glimpse a flicker on its mission to eat 1,000 insects in a day! 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

Volunteer Work Day: Spend a morning with Potomac Overlook staff and volunteers helping with indoor and outdoor projects. Reservations not required. 10 a.m. to noon. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free.  For information call 703-528-5406.

Sunday, Jan. 8: Break the Ice

Before there were refrigerators there was ice! Learn how ice was harvested and stored on Walney Farm in Ice Making in 19th Century Fairfax. Plus make and eat ice cream! Ages 2 and above. 1 to 2 p.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-631-0013.

Also on Sunday:

Young Soloists Recital: Now in its 37th season, this series features professional musicians who have won international recognition for their artistry. The new season also includes four Young Soloists Recitals that will showcase the talents of local school-age musicians.  This week enjoy music for piano, flute and violin from some of the area's gifted young artists. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.  Free.  For information call 703-790-0123.

  • Information was correct at time of publication.  Please contact individual event sites to confirm programs are being held as scheduled. 
  • The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of county events taking place each weekend. Many more events and activities can be found at the Parks and Library pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website. Additionally, the towns of Herndon and Vienna as well as the city of Falls Church offer many arts, entertainment and recreational opportunities.  
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